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The Bioluminescent Metropolis

Posted in art, design, future, surface by electricdream on February 6, 2010

BLDGBLOG: The Bioluminescent Metropolis.

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Sabine Seymour – live from Linz

Posted in future, Uncategorized, wearable by electricdream on February 24, 2009

We are incredibly fortunate to have Sabine Seymour doing a live chat from Linz tomorrow. Sabine is an internationally recognised curator of wearables, the author of the well received book Fashionable Technology,

a designer working with wearables and adjunct professor.

I have asked her to talk a bit about her vision for the field of wearables, as well as the curatorial & professional aspects of her practice.
Sabine’s research interests in Fashionable Technology include:
emotion & cultural identity
sustainability
function & aesthetics
These are two links currently capturing her interest:

Mary Mattingly

Posted in art, cyborg, diva ecu, fashion, future by electricdream on January 27, 2009

I had come across the work of Mary Mattingly a while ago, and loved it. Although she doesn’t create these garments/structures as “wearables” exactly, her haunting imagery and detailed descriptions are very inspiring!

““The fabric used is an outerlayer combination of Kaiok, a phase change material like Outlast® Adaptive Comfort®, waterproof Cordura, Solarweave UV protectant fabric, and the inner muslin layer. The fabric has the ability to keep the body at a comfortable temperature no matter the weather. The encapsulated warmers (like those found in electric blankets) are also woven into the innermost layer of the home, and through sensors, are adjusted to your bodies temperature and keep the home warm or cool on the inside to counteract the outside. The electronic silver threads in the fabric connecting to the sensors will give the wearers the ability to monitor themselves, their health and introspectively study themselves, as well as monitor the outdoor conditions, and transmit information to another, currently through a ZigBee connection or secure nodal random key coding and patterning frequency that can be set up to directly interface with another person’s home and information. This infrastructure will be able to receive signals from satellite and aid in GPS, mapping VA goggles, cel-sat and Internet.”
via pruned